Explore Careers

Advancing your education through graduate study is a requirement for entry into many occupations and for professional growth in many others.Use these resources to explore potential graduate programs of study and the types of careers you can pursue through them. Having a clear career goal in mind can help you select the best graduate program to position yourself for career success.

Informational Interview Videos
Occupational Outlook Handbook
O*NET
What Can I Do With This Major?

 

Gain Experience

Employers are seeking college graduates with experience in their chosen fields. Experience comes in many forms including internships, research, study abroad, leadership and volunteer services and depending upon your career goals, you may pursue more than one type of opportunity. Begin pursuing opportunities to gain experience early in your graduate study in order to increase your competitiveness as a candidate when seeking positions at graduation.

Career Ready
AU Internship Housing
Auburn on the Hill
GoinGlobal
Career Shift
Cooperative Education
Leadership
Research
Service
International

Market Yourself

Stand out in a sea of applicants by effectively marketing your best skills, abilities and experiences that relate to the career you want. Highlighting your skills and experiences through your resume or CV and ePortfolio and your interest in and fit with a position through your cover letter are critical steps to landing interviews. The interview is your time to shine by exhibiting your fit with the company and ability to outperform other candidates under consideration. Continually evaluate and update your marketing materials throughout your graduate study to reflect new positions and experiences.

Job Search Guide
Resume, CV, & Cover Letter Tips
Interviewing
Online Presence
Campus Career Closet

 

Land a Job

The job search process takes time and a lot of hard work. Fortunately, there are many ways for job seekers to go about locating employment opportunities. To maximize your time and energy, utilize both online and in-person methods and be purposeful in identifying opportunities that mesh with your interests, education and qualifications. You are encouraged to leverage your Auburn University connections through Handshake, a job database for Auburn students and alumni, as well as LinkedIn, a professional networking site.

Handshake
Campus Career Events
Job Search Guide
Career Shift
GoinGlobal
LinkedIn
Negotiation
Specialized Advice

Launch Your Career

Welcome to the real world! Your countless hours of resume writing, applying, and interviewing have culminated in one simple phrase… “You’re hired!” Make a smooth transition from college to career by understanding your pay and benefits as well as the cost of living in your city of employment. Take advantage of technology devoted to money management to help you plan for both expected and unexpected expenses and a stable financial future.

Upcoming Events

29aug10:00 AM2:00 PMAuburn University Internship and Part-Time Job Fair

13sep11:00 AM2:00 PMAuburn University Supply Chain Management Career Fair

18sep12:00 PM4:30 PMAuburn University HDFS Internship and Professional Day

25sep3:00 PM6:30 PMAuburn University Harbert College of Business Career Fair

02oct6:00 PM8:00 PMAuburn University American Society of Civil Engineers

03oct10:00 AM12:30 PMAuburn University Grad School Info Day

03oct2:00 PM6:00 PMAuburn University Building Science Fall Career Fair and Interviews

Last modified: July 9, 2018